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  • Call to Photographers - Files & Film
    December 15, 2019
    Deadline: March 1

    The Files & Film Annual Juried Photographic Art Show is accepting applications from Florida photographers for their 7th annual showcase at The Studio@620.

    Files & Film exhibits a full scope of photographic work spanning traditional film, instant and alternative methods like cyanotype, chemical developing, hybrids. . . mixed media including fiber, resin, collage, paint. . . digital formats and new media.

    We welcome a variety of format, medium, subject and style - as long as there is an element of photography and 100% of the photography is original by the artist.

    Details and an online entry form can be found here.
  • Android Phone Users Needed to Demonstrate New Museum Technology
    December 13, 2019
    Deadline: December 25

    Galleries on the Go is looking for Android phone users to show up for a benefit event at the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts in Tampa on January 27 from 5-7 p.m.

    "Flash Mob -- Android Style" is about launching a new technology by downloading and using a new app called GalleryTalk. The technology developed by Matthew Walker called "Pixelstix" is now being used as the official SHINE mural self-guided tour.

    Galleries on the Go has licensed the technology for art galleries and museums. GalleryTalk will enable artists to tell their stories by assigning a video link to a tag near their work.

    In order to be searchable, the Android app must be downloaded to receive rankings. We are asking for as many Android users as possible to show up for a photo exhibit closing reception at the museum on the fourth Friday art walk in Tampa. Similar to a flash mob, we need users to download the free app and then check in and share on Facebook, bringing new attention to the technology.

    We will take a group photo on site and promote your artist website or Facebook link on all of our social media channels.

    The Florida Museum of Photographic Arts is located in downtown Tampa. You may choose to carpool, as parking is limited.

    Please RSVP with the number in your party to sara@galleriesonthego.com by December 25.
  • RFQ for Sarasota Public Art That Reflects on Inclusivity
    December 13, 2019
    Deadline: January 7

    The Diversity Committee of Sarasota is requesting qualifications from an artist to create a significant commemorative art project for Bayfront Park in downtown Sarasota.

    The intent of the artwork is to give the local community and tourists an opportunity to reflect on the City’s path to inclusivity, which honors all citizens of diverse racial, ethnic, disabled and LGBT communities.

    The artwork tells the story of the struggle of the City of Sarasota to leave its segregated past through its recent journey to a fully inclusive future.

    Artwork shall reflect intensity, emotion and certainty of its efforts. Artwork and the site encourage contemplation.

    The City of Sarasota’s recent journey to adopt a formal Human Rights ordinance was intense and driven by strong emotions. In the City of Sarasota 33% of its citizens identify as LGBT.

    Budget: $400,000

    Details, a site plan and application instructions can be found here.
  • Arts Scholarship for High School Seniors
    December 13, 2019
    Deadline: February 3

    Arts for Life! annually awards a one-time $1,000 scholarship to 25 graduating high school seniors who demonstrate excellence in creative writing, dance, drama, music or the visual arts.

    Launched by former First Lady Columba Bush in 1999, the program has awarded scholarships to more than 500 gifted high school seniors.

    Details and application instructions can be found here.
  • Rialto Theatre Exhibition Opportunities
    December 13, 2019
    8-Count Productions is accepting portfolio submissions for exhibitions at the historic Rialto Theatre in downtown Tampa for 2020.

    Please email your website, bio and CV to 8counttampa@gmail.com and include how large of a body of work you have available (approximate sizes and quantity) and any exhibits you have scheduled for 2020.

    Two formats are available:

    A) Submit 1-4 pieces under 24×24 inch for consideration, to be hung indefinitely or until sold and replaced.

    B) Submit larger body of work (up to 6 feet tall depending on weight) for main gallery solo show. The gallery space holds 8-20 medium to large format pieces. To be hung 2-3 months at a time.
  • Call for Artists + Photographers - Innovate Grants
    December 13, 2019
    Deadline:  February 11

    Innovate Grant is accepting submissions for our Winter Cycle. Innovate Grant awards two $550.00 grants each quarter, one to a Visual Artist and one to a Photographer.

    In addition to receiving a grant award, winners will be featured and recognized on our website and join a growing community of vibrant and talented artists.

    Visual Artists and Photographers 18 years and older from all around the world are eligible to apply. All media and genres are accepted.

    Visual Art:
    • Painting
    • Printmaking
    • Drawing
    • Sculpture
    • Film / Video
    • Mixed Media
    • Installation
    • New Media
    Photography:
    • Portrait
    • Conceptual
    • Still Life
    • Black + White
    • Documentary
    • Street
    • Composite
    • Collage
    Details and an online application can be found at innovateartistgrants.org.
  • Arts4All Florida Accepting Applications for the 2019-2020 Young Performers Program
    December 13, 2019
    Deadline: January 13

    As an exciting expansion of our popular Arts4All Florida Young Soloists program that was developed to identify and offer performance opportunities to talented young musicians throughout the state, we are pleased to announce our new Arts4All Florida Young Performers Program.

    The program will increase our reach to recognize extraordinary performers ages 14-24 in music,  dance and theatrical performance, that have a disability.

    Two emerging artists from each category will be selected by a panel of judges that are professionals in their specific field of performance.

    To be eligible to enter the Arts4All Florida Young Performers Program you must meet all three of the following criteria:
    • Be a musician, dancer or theatrical performer with a disability as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act.
    • Be age 14-24 at the time of application deadline
    • Be a Florida resident
    Arts4All Florida 2018-2019 Florida Young Performer Winners Joseph Etienne from Broward County & Sarah Hardwig from Collier County perform at a Florida Orchestra Concert at Mahaffey Theatre in March 2019

    The Arts4All Florida Young Performers Program is open to:
    • Musicians, vocal or instrumental, of all genres including but not limited to classical, jazz, hip-hop/rap, rock, pop, indie, bluegrass, folk, country, R&B/blues, Lati, and World music.
    • Dancers of all genres including but not limited to ballet, jazz, contemporary, hip-hop, modern, ballroom and physically integrated dance.
    • Theatrical performers of all genres, including but not limited to drama, comedy, improvisation and musical.
    What to Send:
    • Completed application
    • Audition recordings and
    • Short biographical narrative
    Fees: none

    We welcome applications from young performers who qualify for this chance to be recognized for their hard work and beautiful performance skills.

    Details and an online application can be found here.
  • Call to Artists - Valentwe'en 2020
    December 9, 2019
    Deadline: January 25

    ArtLofts Gallery in downtown St. Petersburg is accepting submissions for Valentwe'en 2020: Jeepers, Creepers, Where’d You Get Those Peepers?

    This is a juried show for artists open to artists of all backgrounds working in all media. Valentwe’en is a Valentine’s Day-Hallowe’en mash-up also known as “Second Hallowe’en.” Themes should run along the lines of gothic romance with a mix of humor (think Addams Family).

    Since this year is 2020, artists are encouraged to produce art with a special focus on eyes. Dr. Paul Bearer will be our MC and judge for the show.

    Please send images for consideration to Brandy Stark at stark_brandy@hotmail.com by January 25. There is a $5 entry fee for each accepted work.

    Awards are for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place, a Most Spirited Award and a People’s Choice Award.

    Artists are responsible to sell works, collect money and get art to patron. There is no commission fee - what you earn is yours.
  • Call for Photography Exploring the Concept of "Fractured"
    December 9, 2019
    Deadline: January 12

    photo-eye Gallery in Santa Fe NM is celebrating its 40th anniversary with our first Open Call. We invite the submission of photographic works exploring the concept of "Fractured."

    Artists are encouraged to be creative in their interpretation of the theme.

    Today, our world can seem divided in a multitude of ways. Between debates over climate change, families split at national borders and our divided political systems, concepts like societal unity and harmony feel like a distant hope. On a personal level, humans can feel fissured, split and incomplete in our thoughts and emotions.

    The concept of fracture can have both positive and negative connotations, however. Acknowledging that something is broken is the first step in healing. How can art be a platform for expressing and bridging these personal and social divides? What role does the photographer play in observing, documenting and healing the fractured landscapes around and within us all?

    The exhibit will be on display February 28 through May 23.

    Details and an online application can be found here.
  • RFQ for Riverfront Park Grand Entrance Sculpture
    December 9, 2019
    Deadline: January 7

    The City of Little Rock, Arkansas is requesting qualifications from artists for a public art commission at Riverfront Park.

    The proposed site will be the focal point of the newly-redesigned entrance into Riverfront Park from Clinton Avenue.

    The proposed sculpture should be bold in appearance and act as an attraction to bring people into the park. It will be a magnet luring people into the park and welcome them to the park's amenities, especially the Vogel Schwartz Sculpture Garden.

    Budget: up to $140,000

    Details and an online application can be found here.
  • Intergalactic Open Call
    December 9, 2019
    Deadline: January 1

    ShockBoxx Gallery in Hermosa Beach CA is looking for the best working artists to feature in an upcoming group exhibition at at the beginning of 2020.

    This is an Open Call to artists working in all themes, all mediums and in all locations.

    Since the call is wide open, we leave it up to you to choose your very best artwork to submit to this Juried Competition and Group Show. That's right, anything goes. Submit only the work that you like best.

    Artworks will be judged based on creativity, originality, quality of work, composition and overall artistic ability. Cash Prizes will be awarded to the top three pieces selected by jury.

    The competition will also be featured on Artsy.

    Details and an online application can be found here.
  • Call for Art Quilts on the Theme of 'Ancient'
    December 7, 2019
    Deadline: January 11

    The Emerald Art Center in Springfield OR announces their 2nd Annual Emerald Art Quilt Exhibition 2020, a contemporary fiber arts show interpreting the concept of ANCIENT.

    Artists are challenged to create an art quilt where the canvas is material, the sewing machine is the paint brush and threads become the paint. Work can be representational or abstract.

    Recall the cracked and yellowed photos of an age when solemn ancestors posed in their Sunday best, leathery skin and wisdom filled eyes looking straight at the camera.  Cultures are maintained through ancient legends, and discoveries are made indicating lost civilizations.  Expand your common concept of Ancient and use your inspiration to create a meaningful and striking work of art for this show.

    Details and an online application can be found here.
  • Glacier National Park Artist-in-Residence Program
    December 7, 2019
    Deadline: January 6

    The Artist-in-Residence Program at Glacier National Park offers artists the opportunity to pursue their artistic discipline while being surrounded by the park’s inspiring landscape.

    The program seeks artists whose work is related to the park’s interpretative themes, supports the mission of the National Park Service and conservation of these public lands.

    Details and an online application can be found here.
  • Site-Specific Public Art at the University of Florida
    December 7, 2019
    Deadline: January 3

    The Art in State Buildings Program at the University of Florida will be commissioning an artist or artist team to create a site-specific work of public art for the Norman Hall Rehabilitation and College of Education Center Expansion.

    Both interior and exterior locations are potential sites for art and all appropriate media will be considered.

    Budget: $14,500.

    Details and an online application can be found here.
  • Microgrants for Net Art on Info-Wars
    December 7, 2019
    Deadline: Rolling

    Rhizome is accepting applications for its microgrant program, awarding $500–$1,500 to anyone with a compelling vision for net art.

    We're currently seeking proposals for net art or art related to our fall theme, Info-Wars, which considers political radicalization and the internet.

    We're especially interested in Info-Wars related proposals by artists who are 18-22 years old.

    Rhizome champions born-digital art and culture through commissions, exhibitions, digital preservation and software development. Founded by artist Mark Tribe as a listserve including some of the first artists to work online, Rhizome has played an integral role in the history of contemporary art engaged with digital technologies and the internet.

    Since 2003, Rhizome has been an affiliate in residence at the New Museum in New York City.

    Details and an online application can be found here.
       
  • MASS MoCA Artist Residency
    December 7, 2019
    Deadline: January 8

    Applications for the Studios at MASS MoCA are currently open.

    Since October 2015, this dynamic museum in a historic 19th century mill has hosted over 500 artists and writers for residencies up to 8 weeks. MASS MoCA encourages free exchange between the making of art and its enjoyment by the public, between the visual and performing arts, and between our extraordinary historic factory campus and the patrons, workers, and tenants who once again inhabit it.

    Hosted by MASS MoCA’s Assets for Artists program, selected artists receive private studio space on MASS MoCA’s campus, newly renovated housing, free access to the museum’s galleries throughout the residency, shared use of printmaking and weaving equipment, optional financial and business coaching from Assets for Artists staff and a daily group meal.

    Details and an online application can be found here.
  • Call for Artwork Inspired by Unity
    December 7, 2019
    Deadline: January 27

    Fluid Expressions Inc. invites Tampa Bay artists working in any medium to submit artwork for the Melanated Masterpieces exhibition.

    Artwork by, about and for historically marginalized communities addressing the theme of Umoja (Unity) is eligible.

    ​The exhibit runs February 27-March 7 at Fluid Expressions Gallery in downtown Tampa.

    Details and application instructions can be found at fluidexpressionsinc.com/call-to-artists.
  • Call for Visual Art on How We Make a Place a Home
    December 6, 2019
    Deadline: December 20

    Periphery Media, in connection with the USF Humanities Institute and the Portico in downtown Tampa invite artists to submit 2D and 3D pieces for a juried exhibition centering on the theme of how we make a place a home.

    This exhibition is the final event in a series that began with a speaking engagement by Matthew Desmond, author of Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City. In his Pulitzer-winning book, Mr. Desmond describes the failure of the American public housing system and the resilience of those forced to survive within it.

    Those chronicled struggle to keep a roof over their families’ heads yet always find ways to make their often terrible houses a home.

    This exhibition takes inspiration from those men, women and children. We hope that artists will submit work that speaks to their experience, pleasant or not, of “home.”

    The opening reception will take place on January 24 at the Portico Meeting Hall, 1001 N. Florida Avenue, Tampa, Florida 33602.

    An online submission form can be found here.
  • Gasparilla Concours d’Elegance
    December 6, 2019
    Deadline: December 31

    The 2nd Annual Gasparilla Concours d’Elegance will be held in Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park in Tampa on April 17-18, 2020 with a full weekend of automotive activities.

    We would like to expand the art component of the show. We are offering a limited amount of free booths to artists who can provide automotive related art and non-automotive art, in the form of painting, prints, sculpture, etc.

    All we ask in return is one piece to be donated at the Silent Auction on Friday Night. You will be able to display and sell your art Friday and Saturday.

    To apply for a free booth, please contact joanne@gasparillaconcours.com

    To see more about the event visit GasparillaConcours.com.

    Gasparilla Concours d’Elegance Inc. is a 501(c)(3) Florida nonprofit. We exist to support Tampa Bay charities that serve children who are most in need in our community.  We operate through direct donations and monies raised through our annual juried classic car competition featuring rare, original, and historically important vehicles.
  • Finance/Human Resource Manager - Imagine Museum
    December 6, 2019
    Imagine Museum in St. Petersburg is seeking a Finance/Human Resource Manager.

    This is a full-time position that performs a variety of personnel-related and basic accounting administrative tasks.

    A detailed job description and online application can be found here.
  • Fellowship in Paris for Writers and Documentary Filmmakers
    November 25, 2019
    Deadline: February 15

    The American Library in Paris is a private, non-profit English-language library located in the 7th arrondissement. It was founded in 1920 by the American Library Association using cases of books sent to U.S. soldiers serving in France during World War I. Among the first trustees of the Library was the expatriate American author Edith Wharton, and Ernest Hemingway and Gertrude Stein were both early patrons.

    First awarded in 2013, the Library’s Visiting Fellowship offers the opportunity to work in Paris for a month or longer, while participating actively in the life of the American Library. Writers should be working on a book project, either fiction or non-fiction.

    Applications will also be accepted from people working on a feature-length documentary film that contributes to cross-cultural discourse.

    Fellows receive a stipend of US$5000 to assist with travel and housing costs. In return fellows are expected to be present in the American Library a minimum of three half-days a week, present a talk at the library, participate in a library reception, appropriately acknowledge the Library in any publication outcomes resulting from the fellowship project and participate in other library-related activities.

    In 2020 there will be one fall fellowship and one spring fellowship with the final dates of the fellowships to be confirmed.

    Details and an online application can be found here.
  • Experienced Art Gallery Director/Manager
    November 25, 2019
    Hampson Fine Art Gallery in St. Petersburg is seeking an Experienced Art Gallery Director/Manager.

    This is a full-time position. Candidates must have 5-7 years of professional sales experience in a museum or gallery setting.

    A detailed job description and online application can be found here.
  • Part-Time Visitor Services Associate - Florida Holocaust Museum
    November 25, 2019
    The Florida Holocaust Museum in downtown St. Petersburg is seeking a Visitor Services Associate.

    This is a part-time position, the first contact that visitors have with the Museum. The Associate greets visitors, explains admissions prices, answers questions, provides directions and is responsible for the admissions or store register.

    A detailed job description and online application can be found here.
  • Call for Art Inspired by America Today
    November 21, 2019
    Deadline: December 15

    At Kelwood Contemporary Art in Baton Rouge we've been distressed by the way our country has been treating asylum seekers and displacing children. We keep hearing people say, "What is going on? This is not my America!" But we heard the exact same sentiment during a previous administration, for completely different reasons.

    This year's Finding Your Voice is focusing on America Today. America is experiencing the growing pains that come with change.

    We are hoping to curate a show of 2-D and 3-D works as well as audio and video, that gives a glimpse into how you are creating art in reaction to what you feel is going on in our country. We are looking for work from all perspectives, as we hope to stimulate dialogue through this show.

    Details and an online application can be found here.
  • Call for Outdoor Sculpture in Lakeland
    November 20, 2019
    Deadline: December 31

    The City of Lakeland, in cooperation with the Polk Museum of Art, is accepting submissions from sculptors to participate in The 20th Annual Florida Outdoor Sculpture Competition.

    Submitted sculptures will be juried by representatives from the City, the Polk Museum of Art, and members of the art community. The top-scoring sculptures will be selected for a one-year exhibition in downtown Lakeland. Sculptures will be on loan from February 2020 through February 2021. Sculptures will be publicized and a People’s Choices Award ($1,000) will be given based on the voting of the community.

    Each artist selected for the exhibition will receive a $1,500 honorarium to cover transportation, installation and de-installation.

    Details and an online application can be found here.
  • Special Events Coordinator - The James Museum
    November 20, 2019
    The James Museum of Western + Wildlife Art is seeking a Special Events Coordinator.

    This is a full-time position who works collaboratively with the Special Events Manager and Marketing Department to actively promote The James Museum as a desired venue for a variety of special events.

    This staff member works with clients to schedule, organize and execute events at the museum, including private, in-house and affiliate group functions. Maintains calendar to ensure proper scheduling of special events space to avoid conflicts with museum activities and programs. Works with the Special Events Manager and Senior Manager for Visitor Services to meet revenue targets, control costs and provide an enjoyable experience for all special events clients.

    A detailed job description and online application can be found here.
  • Arts Business Academy Applications are Open
    November 14, 2019
    The St. Petersburg Arts Alliance is collaborating with St. Petersburg College to offer a professional development Arts Business Academy for emerging artists, musicians and writers.

    This certificate course provides creatives with the skillsets and confidence for a thriving career. Local arts professionals and business leaders provide training on topics including defining your goal as an artist, pricing, marketing, media and banking.

    In addition to the weekly sessions, participants will have access to SPC’s supplemental non-credit workforce training courses. These non-credit courses will help participants develop professional skill sets including effective communication, writing skills, and essentials of marketing.

    “The St. Petersburg Arts Alliance is committed to professional arts education to support the growing numbers of artist entrepreneurs who drive our creative economy,” SPAA Executive Director John Collins said. “And thanks to the TD Charitable Foundation, we are thrilled to offer scholarships so that the academy remains financially accessible.”

    Sessions are held on Tuesday evenings beginning January 21 from 6-8 p.m. at the SPC Downtown Center, 244 2nd Ave N.  Free parking is available.

    Registration information can be found here. For a scholarship application, email tracy@stpeteartsalliance.org.
  • A Call for Wordsmiths
    November 14, 2019
    Deadline: December 20

    The City of Tampa’s Division of Arts and Cultural Affairs seeks to commission a Wordsmith to lead citizens and visitors in the joy, challenges and rewards of creative expression through the written word.

    This project is part of Mayor Castor’s Art on the Block Program and is informed by the notion that a creative and diverse discourse is fundamental to our city’s strength.

    Details and application instructions can be found at tampagov.net/call-for-wordsmiths.
  • Mini-Grant Applications Open
    November 14, 2019
    Deadline: December 14

    Integrity Arts & Culture Association is currently accepting applications from artists of all disciplines for the IACA Artist Mini-Grant.

    We believe the arts are essential to the health and vitality of our communities and our nation. We are passionate about supporting artists in creating. We recognize the great need for support, and that receiving funding can be a complicated process. This is why we decided to do what we can to assist you and why our application process has been made simple.

    IACA Mini-Grants generally average $250 and are intended to assist with such things as art supplies, recording studio time, exhibits, performances, project related expenses, etc. This is our way of planting seeds that we believe will continue to grow.

    This program was started in honor of every artist who has ever impacted the life of another. In honor of our teachers, our mentors and those who have deeply touched our lives from afar, we encourage you to keep living your dreams with passion. Keep changing the world for the better. We believe in you and we support you.

    Details and an online application can be found at integrityaca.org/grantprogram.
  • Professor of Instruction in Art History
    November 14, 2019
    The Department of Art and Design within the College of Arts and Letters at The University of Tampa invites applications for a full-time appointment as Professor of Instruction to begin August 2020.

    The position requires the ability to teach widely across the field of Art History, both lower and upper-division courses.

    The department is seeking applicants with a specialization in any area of the history of Asian, European or American art and visual culture (pre-modern). Museum Studies specialization is desired. Teaching load is 16-semester hours (4 four-credit courses) in a 15-week semester.

    The successful applicant will introduce students to a global and transnational understanding of visual culture.

    A detailed job description and application instructions can be found here.
  • Call to Artists for a Sensory Art Experience
    November 14, 2019
    Deadline: December 13

    Art SENSEation: See, Touch, Hear Me is an exhibition for Florida artists who create works that are not only visual, but textural, interactive or auditory. Artwork that invites the viewer to see, touch, hear and smell.

    We also invite artists with a sensory disability to submit their work in any medium.

    The exhibit runs from January 30 – February 16 at Creative Pinellas, 12211 Walsingham Road in Largo.

    Criteria for Submission:
      • Florida artists of all abilities are invited to submit up to three jpeg images for consideration.
      • Both 2-dimensional (up to 48” x 48”) and 3-dimensional work accepted
      • Each entry must be an original work of art (no reproductions)
      • Each image must include the artist name, title of work, medium and dimensions (H x W x D).
      • Selected 2-D artwork must be gallery wrapped or framed and wired for hanging.
    Please download and complete the form located here.
    Send the form and jpgs to: a4aflsubmissions@gmail.com.
    Questions? Email Sandy at srokas.vsafl@gmail.com

    This exhibit is a partnership between Arts4All Florida, Florida CraftArt and Creative Pinellas.
  • The Moth Poetry Prize
    October 21, 2019
    Deadline: December 31

    The Moth Poetry Prize, formerly known as the Ballymaloe International Poetry Prize, is for a single, original poem that has not been published in any form (including being self-published or published online).

    The prize is open to all poets, both established and emerging, and there are no restrictions on nationality or citizenship. An entry fee of €15 is payable and multiple entries are accepted. The winner will receive €10,000 (approximately US$11,000), with three runners-up to receive €1,000 each.

    The poems will be judged by Claudia Rankine, winner of both the PEN Open Book Award and the PEN Literary Award for her poetry collection Citizen: An American Lyric.

    The judging takes place anonymously. Rankine will only learn the identities of the shortlisted poets after the selection of the winning poems.

    Poems may be any length, any style or on any subject, and there is no line limit.

    The winning poems will be published in Spring 2019 edition of The Moth. The Moth is an international quarterly arts and literature magazine based in Ireland, featuring poetry, short fiction and pictures.

    Details and an online application form can be found here.

    The Moth welcomes unsolicited submissions from writers worldwide – please check our submission guidelines for details.
  • Science Fiction & Fantasy Writing Contest for High School Students
    October 15, 2019
    Deadline: April 30, 2020

    The Tampa Bay Times Newspaper in Education program’s annual Science Fiction and Fantasy writing contest for high school students invites Tampa Bay high school students to submit original, unpublished short stories on the theme of heroism.

    Your hero can be divine, super, anti or just a regular person who finds himself or herself in a situation where heroism is called for.

    Stories must contain the sentence, “I never wanted to be a hero.”

    Entries will be judged by a panel of experts including professional fantasy and science fiction authors Scott Edelman, Marissa Lingen and Rick Wilber.

    The Grand Prize winner will receive $200 and an invitation to read the winning story as a presenting author at the 2020 Tampa Bay Times Festival of Reading, while runners up will receive a $25 prize.

    Details and an online application can be found here. There is no fee to enter.
  • Fine Arts Festival Manatee
    October 13, 2019
    Deadline: December 31

    ArtCenter Manatee is accepting applications from artists working in Fine Craft, Jewelry, Painting & Drawing, Photography and Sculpture for the 19th Annual Fine Arts Festival of Manatee County, a juried two-day outdoor festival that takes place February 22-23 in downtown Bradenton.

    This festival attracts art lovers of all kinds. Proceeds benefit ArtCenter Manatee’s Education programs.

    Details and an online application can be found at artcentermanatee.org/fine-arts-festival-of-manatee-county-2020.
  • Applications are Open for Keep St Pete Lit Writers' Residency
    October 10, 2019
    Application Deadline: February 1

    Keep St Pete Lit invites applications from fiction writers, poets, playwrights, essayists and memoirists for theLitSpace St. Petersburg Writers’ Residency.

    The residency is two weeks long, May 3-17, 2020. There is slight flexibility on start and end dates.

    We encourage applications from writers whose work is challenging and daring, as well as from underrepresented backgrounds.

    While a track record of publication will be a plus for applicants, we are eager to recognize and foster excellent writers with limited publication histories.

    Details and application instructions can be found at keepstpetelit.org/litspace-writers-residency.
  • Chelsea International Photography Competition
    October 4, 2019
    Deadline: April 28, 2020

    The 2019 Chelsea International Photography Competition is looking for great new talent and offers amateur and professional photographers at any stage of their careers invaluable opportunities for international exposure.

    Details and an online application can be found here.
  • Call to Artists - 100% Pure Florida
    October 1, 2019
    Deadline: December 14

    The 14th annual juried exhibition, 100% Pure Florida, is accepting submissions for the February 2020 exhibit.

    This is the premier exhibition in Brevard County open to all Florida artists 18 years of age and older. There is no subject limitation. There will be cash awards.

    Fifth Avenue Art Gallery is located in the Arts Districts of Eau Gallie in Melbourne FL. All events are free and open to the public.

    Details and a downloadable application can be found here.
  • Grants for Professional Development and Artistic Planning
    September 28, 2019
    As we advance Southern vitality through the arts, South Arts offers a limited number of Professional Development and Artistic Planning grants to nonprofit performing, visual, media/film, multidisciplinary and literary arts presenting organizations in our nine-state region with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

    Funding up to $1,000 is available to support the professional development needs of Southern presenters/programmers/curators, to strengthen program design and increase organizational capacity.

    For the purposes of these guidelines, “presenters” are defined as organizations that present or host guest artists for engagements in their communities. These grants are very limited and awarded on a first-come/first-served basis, so early submission is encouraged. A dollar-for-dollar cash match is a requirement.

    Professional Development and Artistic Planning grant applications must be submitted online at least 60 days prior to the activities.

    Applications will only be accepted for new opportunities that organizations, under normal circumstances, are unable to attend.

    Details and an online application can be found at southarts.org/grants/apply-for-a-grant/presenter-assistance.
  • Funding Futures Award Opportunity Opens for After School Arts Programs Starting Fall 2019
    August 28, 2019

    Talented students who aspire to be musicians, actors, dancers or visual artists are often faced with socioeconomic disadvantages that prevent many from pursuing an artistic field.

    SPAA's Funding Futures program is dedicated to helping students nurture their creative interests and develop their expressive talent by providing funding to eligible students and connecting them to local summer arts camps and now after school arts programs.

    Since its launch in April 2017, SPAA has awarded over $25,000 to 47 students ages 10 to 17, providing them access to dance, music, jazz, voice, theater, digital arts, photography, cinematic arts or visual arts, even point shoes for a young ballerina.

    The Funding Futures Student Award program is designed to identify and encourage talented disadvantaged emerging artists in Pinellas County seeking St. Petersburg programs. The program is open to all talented artists regardless of ethnic, social or economic background, or ability/disability.

    Studies state that art experiences especially help low-income and at-risk youth. Art students on free or reduced lunch were four times more likely to have high academic achievement and three times more likely to have high attendance. They were also more likely than their peers to attend and do well in college, build careers, volunteer in the community and vote.

    Funds may be used for

    • Tuition for after school or summer arts programs
    • Musical instruments rental, purchase or repair
    • Equipment or supplies for a special artistic project
    • Individual instruction or master class tuition

    For application information, email tracy@stpeteartsalliance.org.

  • Sunscreen Film Festival - Call to Filmmakers
    August 12, 2019
    Earlybird Deadline: October 1
    Regular Deadline: December 16

    The Sunscreen Film Festival in St. Petersburg is accepting submissions from filmmakers for the 2020 Festival, scheduled for April 30-May 3.

    Categories include
    • Short Films
    • Narrative Features
    • Documentary Features
    • Documentary Shorts
    • New Media Series
    • Animated Shorts
    • Foreign Features
    • Foreign Shorts
    The Sunscreen Film Festival is known for its commitment to diversity (in 2019 50% of films were by women), for taking chances on creative, edgy films and for being a filmmakers’ film festival. Celebrating diversity is a core value of the city and the festival seeks to showcase that each year.

    Details and an online application can be found at filmfreeway.com/sunscreenfilmfestival.
  • Atlantic Center for the Arts Artist Residencies
    August 7, 2019
    Atlantic Center for the Arts in New Smyrna Beach is accepting applications for residencies with visiting Master Artists who are performing cutting-edge work in visual arts, dance, composition, cartooning, socially-engaged arts, fiction and more.

    Find the details at atlanticcenterforthearts.org/residencies/master-artist-residency-schedule.
  • Emergency Grants for Painters, Printmakers and Sculptors
    June 23, 2019
    Deadline: Rolling

    The Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Emergency Grant program is intended to provide interim financial assistance to qualified painters, printmakers and sculptors whose needs are the result of an unforeseen, catastrophic incident and who lack the resources to meet that situation.

    Each grant is given as one-time assistance for a specific emergency, examples of which are fire, flood, or emergency medical need. The maximum amount of this grant is $15,000; an award of $5,000 is typical.

    To be eligible for this program, an artist must be able to demonstrate a minimum involvement of ten years in a mature phase of his or her work. Artists must work in the disciplines of painting, sculpture or printmaking.

    Details and an online application can be found at gottliebfoundation.org/emergency-grant.
  • Opportunities, Resources, Grants and Artist Residencies
    June 19, 2019
    The Arts Alliance has put together a list of resources for artists, including Calls to Artists, Jobs, Grants and Artist Residencies. It's a PDF that you can download right here. We hope it will be useful to St. Pete artists seeking exposure and opportunities in Florida, around the country and around the world. Many thanks to our wonderful intern from France, Jules Richard, for his thorough research. We hope this is a document that will be a resource for you in your work. Feel free to share it. The information's current as of June 2019, but if you find any entries that need updating - or you know of a good resource we should add - please email sheila@stpeteartsalliance.org.  
  • Florida Humanities Council - Development Coordinator - Individual Giving
    June 8, 2019
    The Florida Humanities Council in downtown St. Petersburg seeks a qualified Development Coordinator to direct all facets of FHC’s individual fundraising program including donor prospecting and cultivation, donor communications, and maintenance of its Raiser’s Edge database.

    Under the general supervision of the Associate Director, the Development Coordinator will play a key role in creating and growing an annual and long-term individual fundraising program in accordance with the mission of the organization.

    A detailed job description and application instructions can be found here. This position will be open until filled.

    Find out more about the Florida Humanities Council at floridahumanities.org.
  • Public Art Archive
    June 3, 2019
    Deadline: Rolling

    The Public Art Archive™ invites artists and collection managers to include their artworks on this premier database for public art.

    This is a call for the inclusion of public art collections in the Public Art Archive™, an online database of public art. To be considered for inclusion, you must be a professional artist who has completed and installed public artwork, or an administrator of an established public art program. There is no charge to submit entries to the Public Art Archive™.

    Public art is defined here as art that is sited in a public place that is accessible or viewable by the general public and was, in most cases, commissioned by a public art entity, typically using percent-for-art or public funding. Gallery art and art exhibited inside galleries and museums is not eligible.

    Works of art that were commissioned and/or gifted by corporations, museums, educational institutions, private parties, and other entities may be considered eligible. Artworks that have been destroyed are not eligible. Permanently cited, temporary, new media, performative, rotating, and portable works may be eligible if they meet the commonly known definition of public art or civic art. Visit the Public Art Archive™ to understand the scope of the subject and content for inclusion.

    Public artworks and public art collections completed and installed within the last 100 years in the 50 United States and Canada may apply.

    Details and an online application can be found here or at publicartarchive.org.
  • Call to Artists - Suntan Art Mart
    May 13, 2019
    Deadline: Rolling

    Suntan Art Center in St. Pete Beach hosts a juried Art Mart every Saturday and Sunday, adding Fridays from January-April and the occasional holiday Monday.

    The market is located on the patio in historic Pass-A-Grille, on Gulf Way between 9th and 10th Avenues.

    We accept original artwork including painting, jewelry, ceramics, wood and multimedia. Emerging artists interested in trying out booths and displays are especially welcome in the summer.

    Details and a downloadable application can be found here.
  • Volunteers Needed at the St Pete Store
    May 1, 2019
    The St Pete Store in downtown St. Petersburg  is in need of volunteers.

    Part of the St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center, the store sells artwork, crafts, books and clothing designed and created in St. Pete. Our mission is to help visitors and residents discover our community. Every purchase at The St. Pete Store supports a local artist, maker or entrepreneur.

    You can find out more about the St Pete Store at thestpetestore.com.

    If you can lend a hand, email Shelli Hemans at shemans@stpete.com.
  • Call to Artists - Quilt Local 2020
    April 25, 2019
    Deadline: February 1, 2020

    Quilt Local 2020 - Celebrating Quilts & Community: A Quilt & Fiber Arts Show is accepting applications for Art Quilts and Modern Quilts inspired by the landscape of St. Petersburg.

    The exhibition will be held March 20-21, 2020 at The Coliseum in downtown St. Pete.

    Complete details and a downloadable entry form are here.

    The Dalí Quilt pictured is by Mary Anne Braithwaite


  • Volunteer Positions Available with Friends of the Jack Kerouac House
    March 18, 2019
    The Friends of the Jack Kerouac House, Inc is a non-profit 501(c)3 corporation established in St. Petersburg to acquire and restore the last residence of one of the greatest writers of the 20th Century.

    We are currently in need of volunteers to assist in these positions:
    • Treasurer: Bookkeeping and basic accounting for a non-profit corporation.
    • Groundskeeping, General Carpentry and Repair work.
    • Housekeeping
    • Grant Writing and Research
    • Public Relations Manager
    • Secretary: Record Board Minutes, Corporate Documents management, Official Correspondence, Email Management, confirm attendance at meetings.
    • Executive Director: Schedule board meetings, carry out the decisions of the board, communicate with local City officials and Chambers of Commerce.
    • Social Media Management and creation of content for various platforms
    • Marketing and Promotion of charity mission, upcoming events, finding donations and business partnerships, creations of editorial releases, distribution of promo materials.
    • Flyer Handout Team to distribute event posters
    • Pro-Bono Legal council, Copyright Lawyer and Business Lawyer
    • Cultural Anthropologist
    • Historical Preservation Specialist
    • Interior Designers or Set Designers
    • Volunteer Coordinator and General Event Staff who can work 2-3 hrs in shifts during event nights or vendor markets
    • Event Photography and Videography
    • Local Artists familiar with Logo Design, Graphic Design, Web Design and Screen Printing on T-shirts and novelty items.
    • Board Members with time available to contribute to our mission and attend in person or over the phone Board Meetings that take place once a month
    • Those with previous experience with formation and running of non-profit organizations, historical properties, museum or gallery curation.

    • Interested volunteers can email Kerouachouse@gmail.com with your contact information, hours and days a week you can work, position(s) you are applying for and a CV, description of skill sets or short bio. Use the subject line “Volunteer Application.”

      For general inquiries email  Kerouachouse@gmail.com or call FOJKH Secretary James Hartzell at 404-444-5618.
  • Emergency Grants for Visual and Performing Artists Presenting Work
    March 6, 2019
    Deadline: Rolling

    Created in 1993 to further the Foundation for Contemporary Arts' mission to encourage, sponsor and promote work of a contemporary, experimental nature, Emergency Grants provide urgent funding between $200 and $2,500 for visual and performing artists who:
    • Have sudden, unanticipated opportunities to present their work to the public when there is insufficient time to seek other sources of funding
    • Incur unexpected or unbudgeted expenses for projects close to completion with committed exhibition or performance dates
    Emergency Grants is the only active, multi-disciplinary program that offers immediate assistance of this kind to artists living and working anywhere in the United States, for projects occurring in the U.S. and abroad.

    Applications are reviewed once a month, year-round.

    Details and application instructions can be found at foundationforcontemporaryarts.org/grants/emergency-grants.
  • Emergency Grants for Visual Artists
    February 11, 2019
    The Joan Mitchell Foundation accepts applications throughout the year for Emergency Grants of up to $6,000 for US-based visual artists who have been impacted by a natural or man-made disaster affecting a region on a broad scale, such as Hurricane Irma.

    The Emergency Grant is intended to help an artist reestablish their studio practice.

    We accept applications on a rolling basis and will consider requests for up to three years following such an event.

    For more information and the link to our application, please visit joanmitchellfoundation.org/artist-programs/artist-grants/emergency.
  • Open Call for Singers - One City Chorus
    September 21, 2018
    St. Petersburg's award-winning One City Chorus was founded with the belief that singing in a group builds community and leads to better understanding.

    We encourage people of all races, cultures, creeds and communities to sing with us. Everyone is welcome - we have no auditions.

    We have a great season planned. We’ll once again be singing songs with themes about social justice, civil rights, and diversity – songs like Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Going On”, Stevie Wonder’s “Higher Ground”, “Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way”, the Doobie Brothers’ “Takin’ It to the Streets”, Neil Diamond’s “America”, U2’s “In the Name of Love” and other wonderful songs by less-widely-known artists.

    We’ll be singing a concert in the circular Sanctuary of the Unitarian Universalist Church in Clearwater on December 1, and we’ll be singing again at St. Pete’s First Night celebrations on December 31 at the United Methodist Church. On February 17 is our annual concert at the Palladium Theater.

    Rehearsals are every Monday at 7 p.m. at the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American History Museum –2240 9th Ave. S. in St. Petersburg.

    We ask that our singers contribute $20/year to help defray some of our costs. We sing all of our songs “off-book” without sheet music and we have rehearsal recordings of all the parts online. This helps folks who don’t read music well to learn their parts, and it also helps people who have joined us later in the year to catch up.

    For more information, visit our website at onecitychorus.org.
  • Classes at the Dunedin Fine Arts Center
    September 1, 2018
    The Dunedin Fine Arts Center offers classes and workshops in The Business of Art, Clay, Creative Writing, Digital Art, Drawing, Fiber Arts, Food Art, Glass, Jewelry, Metal Arts, Mixed Media, Painting, Pastels, Photography, Printmaking, Stone Carving and Woodturning, for students of all ages.

    Check our website for the current schedule.
  • Classes at The Morean Arts Center
    September 1, 2018
    The Morean Arts Center in downtown St. Pete offers classes in Drawing, Painting, Jewelry, Glass, Photography and Digital Arts, Clay, Printmaking, Metal Sculpture, Fiber Arts, Mixed Media and Writing, for students of all ages.

    Check our website for current class schedules.
  • Grants for Student Artists
    March 27, 2018
    FUNDING FUTURES 
    STUDENT ARTS OPPORTUNITY GRANT PROGRAM

    Talented students who aspire to be exceptional musicians, actors or visual artists are often faced with financial need that prevents them from pursuing a career in an artistic field after school or during the summer.

    A small grant award can make a world of difference to a student who otherwise would not have the chance to succeed in his or her arts field.

    The St. Petersburg Arts Alliance is committed to supporting young talent, just as we support ACE, Arts for a Complete Education, for Pinellas County arts education in public schools.

    Who is eligible: Any artist 10-18 in the categories of dance, cinematic arts, jazz, music, digital arts, photography, theater, visual arts and voice.   Students must be residents of Pinellas County.  Funds are awarded to arts program organizations located in St. Petersburg only.  Funds may be used for:
    • Tuition for summer arts programs
    • Musical instruments rental, purchase or repair
    • Dance shoes, music books and arts supplies
    • Individual instruction or adult master class tuition
    How it Works
    Individuals may nominate students for an after-school, weekend or summer program using our Funding Futures application.  Non-profit organizations may nominate students as well for their programs.

    We ask that you nominate students with financial need who could not otherwise participate in the program. 

    For an application and more information, please email ace@stpeteartsalliance.org.

    You Can Donate to Funding Futures Funding Futures is supported 100% by donations.

    The St. Petersburg Arts Alliance has awarded over $10,000 to 16 students in our first year.  Help make a difference in a child's life.  Donate today HERE.
  • Volunteers Needed at American Stage
    February 19, 2018
    Love Theatre? Want to talk about it? Join American Stage’s Neighborhood Theatre Ambassadors.

    American Stage, Tampa Bay's longest-running professional theatre company, is seeking outgoing individuals to join our Neighborhood Theatre Ambassador team. Theatre Ambassadors help us by:
    • Spreading the word about our exciting programs.
    • Connecting with local businesses to build relationships (distribute posters, flyers and donation requests.)
    • Engaging with the community to share the love of American Stage
    This is a wonderful opportunity to connect with your community while supporting the arts.

    The schedule and location is flexible and based on your availability. All volunteers receive a complimentary ticket to the show you are promoting.

    American Stage is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and volunteering with us counts as community service as recognized by most high schools, colleges and many employers as well as scholarship programs such as the Bright Futures.

    Some requirements:
    - You will need to provide your own transportation
    - There will be plenty of walking involved
    - Some lifting (as much paperwork and posters as you are comfortable carrying, up to 25 lbs)
    - Smiling : )

    Contact American Stage Volunteer Coordinator, Colleen Cherry, at volunteer@americanstage.org for more information about how to join our volunteer family.

    Please add volunteer@americanstage to your email contacts to ensure delivery. If you don’t hear back from us within a week of submitting please check your "Junk/Spam" folder.
  • Free Classes in Online Sales & Promotion from Creative Pinellas
    February 18, 2018
    Need help promoting your events? Have questions about e-commerce and selling your work online? Hope to grow your social media following?

    You can get your questions answered at the Creative Pinellas Digital Media & Marketing Lab, at their beautiful home office in Largo's Botanical Gardens.

    Open the first and third Wednesdays of each month from 9am-noon, the lab is staffed with experts in the fields of social media, IT, graphic design and other useful areas.

    Come for the whole session, or simply drop in to have your questions answered. Experienced facilitators are on hand to help.

    These sessions are free. An online link to register is here - creative-pinellas-workshop.ticketleap.com/digital-media-lab/
  • Resources for Ongoing Arts Opportunities
    January 14, 2018

    Resources for Ongoing Arts Opportunities. . .






    CaFÉ

    While you may know this website for its wide array of calls for shows, exhibitions, and residencies, this site also boasts a collection of grants and awards.

    Search through the listings at no cost for details on applying, including entry deadline, fees and eligibility.


    Artist Opportunity Monthly

    AOM offers a free monthly opportunity list: AOMFree.

    All you need to do is sign up with your email and they send you opportunities every month, including grants. AOM prides itself on ensuring each opportunity is worthwhile.


    ArtDeadline.com

    "The largest and most respected source for artists seeking income and exhibition opportunities.”
    This website costs a subscription fee of $20 a year to view the majority of its opportunities, but you can browse many grants for free on their homepage and the @ArtDeadline Twitter account.


    The Art Guide

    This website allows you to apply directly to the organization offering a grant.

    The list is updated daily.
  • Classes for Creative Business Owners
    January 12, 2018
    The Greenhouse in downtown St. Pete offers classes in Grant Writing, Government Contracting, Business Financing, Business Startup Basics, How to Research and Write a Business Plan, Bookkeeping, Cooperative Businesses, Website Marketing, Estimating and Bidding, Crowdfunding and more.

    Check their course schedule at  gh.stpetegreenhouse.org/events.
  • Volunteer at the Morean Arts Center
    June 1, 2017
    The Morean Arts Center in downtown St. Pete always has room for new volunteers, and welcomes students.

    If you're part of a community group, the Morean is glad to talk with you about your organization volunteering.

    You can also apply to become a Docent at the Chihuly Collection.

    Complete details on all their volunteer opportunities are here.
  • Ongoing Resources for Artists
    February 21, 2017
    Explore these sites for professional development, funding ideas, arts advocacy, sources for health insurance and more.

    Americans For The Arts

    American Artists

    Art Place:  Creative Placemaking

    Creative Capital

    Creative Pinellas

    National Endowment for the Arts

    Philanthropy Foundation

       
  • Trolley Guides for Second Saturday ArtWalk
    May 29, 2016
    Volunteers are needed to serve as Trolley Guides for Second Saturday ArtWalk every month. It's a fun and festive evening when galleries and studios stay open late and celebrate the arts in St. Petersburg.

    Volunteers take 2-hour shifts (from 5-7 and from 7-9) riding the trolley, answering questions, providing information about St. Petersburg's five arts districts and helping keep the trolleys "on track.”

    Contact: info@stpeteartsalliance.org.  Volunteers receive a $25 gift card.
  • Volunteer at Creative Clay
    April 29, 2016
    Creative Clay welcomes volunteers. Volunteer opportunities include: - Creative Clay Gallery Attendant - Creative Thrift Sales Associate - Studio Assistant - Events Creative Clay's mission is to help people with disabilities achieve full and inclusive lives through access to the arts by providing expressive, educational and vocational experiences. You can call 727-825-0515 if you have questions about our volunteer program, or visit creativeclay.org. Volunteer Orientation is held the last Tuesday of each month at 3 p.m. at 1846 1st Avenue S.
  • Volunteer at the Morean Arts Center
    February 29, 2016
    The Morean Arts Center in downtown St. Pete offers volunteer positions that are great for students, community service leaders and other arts lovers.

    For students and groups, a staff member will always be available to sign off on hours spent volunteering.

    A day spent helping out at the Morean Arts Center or during our events can pay off. You can meet new people, learn more about art and make a positive impact on the lives of others.

    Find out more at www.moreanartscenter.org/volunteer.
  • Dali Museum Volunteer Opportunities
    February 29, 2016
    The Salvador Dali Museum in downtown St. Petersburg offers opportunities to volunteer in guest relations, education, membership, marketing, operations, special events and more.

    The Dali seeks volunteers from all backgrounds. A background in art is not required for most volunteer opportunities. Training is provided and volunteers receive special benefits for their service.

    Find out more at thedali.org/get-involved/become-volunteer.
  • Volunteer at the Museum of Fine Arts
    February 29, 2016
    The Museum of Fine Arts in downtown St. Petersburg welcomes volunteers. A background in art isn't required for most volunteer service positions.

    Areas of opportunity include docents, family programs, membership, special events, community outreach, museum store, curatorial, visitor services and administration.

    Volunteer applications are accepted at all times. If the job you're interested in isn't immediately available, applicants are placed on a waiting list and contacted as positions become available.

    You can find out more and download an application at mfastpete.org/join/volunteers.
  • Volunteers Needed at Florida CraftArt
    November 9, 2015
    Florida CraftArt in downtown St. Pete has many opportunities for volunteers. Volunteers help broaden the awareness, understanding and appreciation of art objects made by hand. In our galleries, visitors enjoy meaningful craft experiences and unparalleled aesthetic standards. As Florida's only statewide nonprofit organization exclusively focused on Florida's original fine crafts, we make a difference in the lives of artists. Volunteers are part of the heart and soul of our operation. You can find out more at floridacraftart.org/volunteer.
  • Professional Writing Classes with Keep St Pete Lit
    May 31, 2015
    Keep St Pete Lit continues their popular series of professional writing classes at the Morean Arts Center.

    Classes include sessions on fiction, poetry, screenwriting and inventive explorations of writing and writing techniques.

    Find out more and register online at: keepstpetelit.org/litspace/litspace-classes.